Bengals Bringing Place Kicker Mike Nugent Back

Andy Lyons

The Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly bringing Mike Nugent back, according to local reports.

According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer and Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com, the Cincinnati Bengals have opted to bring place kicker Mike Nugent back in 2013.

Nugent, who played on a franchise contract in 2012, converted 19 of 23 field goals before suffering a calf injury during practice on December 5, eventually landing on Injured Reserve three days after Christmas. It was the second time in three years that Nugent's season ended prematurely on IR.

Josh Brown was signed as a replacement on December 6, converting 11 of 12 field goals (the one miss a 56-yarder against Pittsburgh), which included a game-winning 43-yard field goal against the Steelers that cliched a postseason berth with four seconds remaining.

It's still entirely possible that Cincinnati re-signs Brown as well, setting up a training camp competition between the two this August. However Hobson tweets that Brown won't return -- we're not sure if it's speculation or a round-about fact.

Joe Reedy adds that Brown "will not be back".

The Bengals have sealed most of their special teams specialists, with announced five-year deals with punter Kevin Huber and long snapper Clark Harris on Friday.

Nugent's two-year deal that the Bengals announced on Sunday will go through the 2014 season.

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